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News Article | May 19, 2017
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Paris (France), Irving, TX (USA), May 19, 2017 -Atos, a leader in digital transformation, today announces it has been selected by the State of California as an approved provider for Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) Systems and Services. The extensive, competitive bid process resulted in a multi-year agreement for NG9-1-1 Core Services with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). With 77% of Americans now owning a smartphone[1], app and text message use has challenged current emergency response infrastructures nationwide. "Current 9-1-1 systems simply can't support this increasingly digital and socially-engaged public, so many governments and municipalities - like the State of California - are exploring Next Generation 9-1-1 options to ensure citizens can get the help they need during emergencies," said Ryan Schebler, Atos Senior Vice President, North America Public Sector." Atos' NG9-1-1 solution not only delivers on the state's need to support converged communications by enabling centralized support across all channels, but also allows governments and municipalities to build upon their existing infrastructure to maximize their investments and thus, improve response rates during an emergency. With the multi-year agreement now in place, Atos is able to serve the State of California as it begins its NG9-1-1 migration to an Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) domain, a managed IP network that is used for emergency services communications and shared by all public safety agencies. Atos' NG9-1-1 solution will give Public-safety answering points (PSAPs) and jurisdictions the means to fully transition to a NG9-1-1, Managed IP Network (ESInet) domain consistent with industry (NENA i3) standards and the state's strategic public safety modernization plan. Primary benefits of Atos' NG9-1-1 solution include: Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. The European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, The Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index. Outside of US: [1] Pew Research Center survey conducted in November 2016. Smartphone adoption has more than doubled since the Center began surveying this topic in 2011.


Paris, SAPPHIRENOW Annual Conference, Orlando, 18th May 2017 - Atos, a leader in digital transformation, announces Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud for SAP, a new range of cloud managed services for SAP environments, including SAP HANA. This new solution can be used over multiple clouds to host cloud-based SAP applications in a fully hybrid cloud environment. This fully-managed cloud solution is part of the Atos Canopy offering and a key component of Atos' Digital Transformation Factory. More Businesses move to the Cloud As the Cloud becomes the default platform for Atos' customers' digital transformation businesses are progressively looking at a way to deploy and operate their SAP environments into the cloud with increased expectation on flexibility and security. Additionally, their sourcing strategies call for the adoption of multiple cloud options, from the governance and security of the private cloud to the openness and scalability of the public cloud. Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud for SAP is a one-stop-shop solution enabling businesses to boost SAP-based applications and processes in the cloud, bringing benefits of flexibility and scalability, security, improved operational efficiency and reduced costs. Customers have the flexibility to use multiple cloud structures through one unique single ServiceNow ITSM powered portal.  This cloud platform is supported by Atos' fully-managed services which includes support in the form of 30 of the most common Standard Service Requests and leverages the full functionality of SAP Landscape Management software. The solution brings together Atos' experience in supporting more than 3 million SAP users, notably through its SAP managed services offerings. "Today, our customers need to quickly act on rapidly changing business requirements as part of their digital transformation, and the cloud provides this level of flexibility. In this context, many of them tell us that they need to properly balance cost models, creating room for innovation while facing stronger security and compliance challenges. Our Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud for SAP offer, hybrid in nature, allows them to select the right cloud combinations for their SAP environments", said Peter Pluim, Executive Vice President for Infrastructure and Data Management at Atos. Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud for SAP will be available in the course of Q2 on the Atos Canopy Digital Private Cloud solution, for customers wanting to benefit from the security and data governance of private cloud. The service will also be available on Atos' bullion(TM) servers, allowing single node memory capacity for SAP HANA up to 16TB. It will be available in the second half of the year on Microsoft Azure and on Amazon Web Services for customers wanting to leverage the scalability and reach of mainstream public clouds. Atos is exhibiting at SAPPHIRENOW Annual Conference in Orlando from 16th-18th May 2017 on booth #1245. About Atos Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. The European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, The Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.


Paris, SAPPHIRENOW Annual Conference, Orlando, 16th May 2017 - Atos, a leader in digital transformation, and Inventy, an innovative software publisher for SAP solutions, announce a new partnership enabling Atos to rapidly deliver a wide range of new services to its customers allowing them to dramatically improve business agility, security and cost effectiveness of their SAP environments, in particular SAP HANA. The multi-year partnership with Inventy will allow Atos' customers to now benefit from Inventy's PERFORMER FOR SAP®, a Big Data platform combining advanced analysis and predictive functions. Driven by Big Data technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning components, the platform scans hundreds of SAP systems against thousands of performance metrics in just a few seconds providing customers with invaluable insights including KPI calculations, benchmarking as well as ROIs of agility, security and cost effectiveness. Atos will have dedicated teams to deliver enhanced consulting and project services over the PERFORMER FOR SAP® platform. Atos will also be providing hosting services for the PERFORMER FOR SAP® platform on its bullion(TM) server,the most powerful in the world in terms of speed and memory providing the scalability and flexibility to manage the most extensive SAP platform globally. Leveraging a team of more than 12,000 experts and the experience gained in supporting more than 3 million SAP users, Atos delivers an end-to-end experience for SAP HANA customers, including awareness and visioning, strategy and design, deployment and simplification, and run and improvement services. This SAP HANA expertise and experience, strengthened through this new partnership with Inventy, is part of Atos' Digital Transformation Factory, which includes four end-to-end offerings created to foster the digital transformation of large enterprises and public organizations. Atos' expertise in delivering end-to-end SAP HANA solutions is reinforced by its positioning as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, EMEA, based on its ability to execute and its completeness of vision. "This partnership with Inventy represents a major step forward in our intent to propose to our customers the best of the SAP HANA platform, driving immediate efficiencies in the development and deployment of the business accelerators they need in their digital transformation journey. Our customers may now build their high-level roadmap and SAP HANA business case in a few weeks compared to several months", said Ursula Morgenstern, Executive Vice President for Global Business & Platform Solutions at Atos. "Atos has joined the exclusive club of partners that use our disruptive technology PERFORMER FOR SAP®. Based on SAP HANA and created through the SAP Start Up program and French Tech program, this solution will give Atos a strong competitive advantage. For us, this is a great opportunity tobe part of the SAP strategy of such a global leader in digital transformation. This project will also be a chance for us to build the biggest SAP knowledge database to date and to refine our predictive model enabling us to bring stronger added value to all SAP customers", said David Houssemand, CEO & Co-founder, Inventy Atos and Inventy are exhibiting at SAPPHIRENOW Annual Conference in Orlando from 16th-18th May 2017 on booths #1245 and #1351 respectively. About Atos Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. The European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, The Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index. About Inventy Inventy, an innovative technology company, helps large companies make their SAP® solutions fast, safe and cost-effective. Inventy has designed the first Big Data platform for continuous improvement of SAP® solutions: PERFORMER FOR SAP®.   By combining predictive analytics and support in decision-making, PERFORMER FOR SAP® factually proves the use and added value of SAP® solutions and allows companies to measure and plan the best improvement scenarios. Thanks to its expertise and its capacity to innovate, Inventy achieved 2000% growth in 5 years. Inventy, through a team of 80 experts, assists more than 300 customers worldwide including Airbus, Arcelor Mittal, Coca-Cola, L'Oreal, P&G, Schneider Electric.


'Built for SAP HANA' solutions enable manufacturers to improve operational efficiency and lower costs Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, showcases its comprehensive suite of solutions and services 'Built for SAP HANA' which enable manufacturers to dramatically improve production uptime and efficiency, while lowering maintenance costs. Building on an established 32-year partnership with SAP, Atos presents its end-to-end expertise in SAP-driven solutions for a range of markets on booth #1245. Global Leader in SAP Leveraging a team of more than 12,000 experienced SAP experts and the experience gained in supporting more than 3 million SAP end-users in over 90 countries, Atos offers a comprehensive suite of purpose-built solutions for SAP HANA environments which creates differentiating business advantages securely and at scale, while providing access to a rich portfolio of Atos digital transformation services and solutions. Atos' position as an expert in delivering end-to-end SAP HANA solutions is reinforced by its ranking, earlier this year, by Gartner as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, EMEA, based on its ability to execute and its completeness of vision. Showcasing the Industry's Most Complete Portfolio of Solutions-'Built for SAP HANA' "We're delighted to be part of the conference and to showcase our end-to-end SAP-driven solutions, which enable millions of companies worldwide to successfully implement their digital transformation" said Michel-Alain Proch, Group Senior Executive Vice President and CEO North America. "Our extensive experience in mastering SAP products, together with our 32-year partnership with SAP makes us the end-to-end SAP provider and go-to partner for business transformation and innovation." Atos is exhibiting at the SAPPHIRENOW Annual Conference in Orlando from the 16th-18th of May 2017 on booth #1245. About Atos Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. The European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, The Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.


News Article | May 16, 2017
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Paris, Amstelveen, 16 May 2017 - Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announces its partnership with OutSystems, the company that provides the number one platform for low-code application development, to offer its customers an ideal platform to speed up application delivery. Now clients can modernize their application landscape by rapidly rebuilding legacy applications and building mobile and web applications. Two-speed-IT enables businesses to update legacy apps whilst developing new mobile and web apps to support new business. Low-code platform Atos has chosen OutSystems as a strategic partner to develop mobile, web and business applications. When used with an agile approach, timelines are reduced to just weeks for an initial delivery, and days for updates. The joint market approach focuses on Benelux first, followed by other countries in Europe. The joint service is particularly interesting to customers whose ability to innovate is slowed down by their legacy applications.  Using OutSystems will speed up application delivery, which are intuitive by nature, and which can be deployed on cross-platforms, such as Azure, Amazon and iOS. Peter 't Jong, CEO at Atos in Benelux & The Nordics explains: "Together with OutSystems we can help our joint customers to modernize their application landscapes and speed up the digitalization of their businesses to up to 10 times faster. We believe that this innovation is a crucial tool in today's digital transformation. We have a pioneering role to play in rolling-out low-code platforms and showing our clients that innovation is in our DNA". Paulo Rosado, CEO at OutSystems explains: "We see a large number of organizations which are embracing low-code platforms and improving their agility and competiveness by reducing the time-to-market of their applications. With our solution they can increase their customer satisfaction and market share". OutSystems named leader by Forrester OutSystems has been recognized as a Leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Mobile Low-Code Development Platforms, Q1 2017 and as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: General Purpose Low-Code Development Platforms, Q1 2017 . OutSystems is named a leader in achieving the highest possible score in 13 criteria including integration, app scale and performance, mobile offline, number of customers, partner ecosystem, pricing strategy, and strategy assessment. Atos invests heavily in on-shore development teams at OutSystems, with the ambition to certify 100 developers on the OutSystems platform before the end of 2017, and an increasing number over the coming years. "We see an incredible opportunity with OutSystems, especially when it comes to delivering modernization projects," said Kees Kranenburg, Portfolio manager Application Transformation at Atos.  "When our clients need to move away from legacy systems and towards more modern, nimble technology, low-code is a critical tool for successful delivery. In addition, we can quickly develop mobile and web applications that are fully integrated with back-end systems, so we can enter into new communication channels with consumers and citizens". He concludes: "At Atos in Australia we have seen our first joint results with OutSystems. In The Netherlands we have various Proof of Concepts that show tangible advantages to the customer: cost advantages and competitive advantages. The first 25 certified Associate OutSystems Developers are engaged on recently acquired projects." About Atos Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. The European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace. The Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index. About OutSystems Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organizations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. With OutSystems, you visually develop your entire application, easily integrate with existing systems, and add your own custom code when you need it. Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/outsystems. For more information, please contact:


AEOLIX will improve the visibility of data throughout the supply chain, making the transport of goods across Europe more efficient and sustainable while reducing energy consumption by more than 30%. Paris, Madrid, 17 February 2017 - Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, is one of the partners of AEOLIX, a 13 million euro project co-funded by the European Union as part of the Horizon 2020 program, to develop a digital ecosystem for logistics operations. The project aims at making the management, planning and/or synchronization of goods transportation more efficient. AEOLIX, which involves 34 partners, began last September and will have an estimated duration of 3 years. Atos is leading on the design and implementation of the platform's technological architecture for the project. The Group will also share its expertise by providing advanced technological services, agile and robust solutions that guarantee interoperability, security, resiliency and real-time optimization that will also promote profitable, green and secure transportation. The new digital ecosystem will make freight transport in Europe more efficient and sustainable. In addition, improving the efficiency of processes will reduce energy consumption and, therefore, greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30% compared to current consumption. AEOLIX will be tested, validated and implemented in 11 "Living Labs", open innovation ecosystems representing the European logistics community. It will cover 9 "TEN-T" (Trans-European Transport Network) corridors - located in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. AEOLIX project is co-financed by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 program and has a total budget of 13 million Euros. AEOLIX includes transport companies, service providers, terminal operators, public authorities, and is supported by the ICT, financial, legal and manufacturing industries. The consortium consists of 34 partners: ERTICO - ITS Europe (Coordinator), Kuehne Nagel, Unilever, Mondelez Int, IRU Projects, ATOS, PTV, T-Systems, Hamburg Port, Jan de Rijk Logistics, NTEX, COOP, GIVENTIS, Geoloc Systems, TEAMNET, ITERKS, CERTH / HIT, Chalmers, ICOOR, AustriaTech, CTAG, CEAGA, NOVACOM, CEREMA, Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce, SEVE, TX Logistics, CONNEKT, Smart Freight Center, University of Northamptonshire, SAMER, FERNETTI and HOLM.


News Article | February 22, 2017
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Proposed dividend +45% at € 1.60 per share in cash Bezons, February 22, 2017 - Atos, a global leader in digital services, today announces record results in 2016 and the over-achievement of all its 2016 financial objectives. Revenue was € 11,717 million, up +9.7% year-on-year, +12.8% at constant exchange rates, and +1.8% organically. Revenue grew by +1.9% organically in the fourth quarter, materializing the good sales momentum and the continued revenue trend improvement. This dynamism was particularly led by the Atos Digital Transformation Factory answering the strong demand of large organizations in their digital transformation. Operating margin was € 1,104 million, representing 9.4% of revenue, compared to 8.3% in 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates. This improvement by +110 basis points was notably resulting from more cloud based business and the continuous execution of the Tier One efficiency program through industrialization, global delivery from offshore locations, and continuous optimization of SG&A. In addition, operating margin benefitted from ongoing cost synergies including the integration of Unify. The commercial dynamism of the Group was particularly strong in 2016 with record order entry reaching € 13.0 billion, +16.2% compared to € 11.2 billion statutory in 2015. It represented a book to bill ratio of 111% in 2016, of which 119% during the fourth quarter of 2016. Full backlog increased by +11.9% year-on-year to € 21.4 billion at the end of 2016, representing 1.8 year of revenue. The full qualified pipeline represented 6.4 months of revenue at € 6.5 billion, compared to € 6.2 billion published at the end of 2015. Net income was € 620 million, +41.9% year-on-year and net income Group share reached € 567 million, +39.6%. Basic EPS Group share was € 5.47, +36.1% compared to € 4.01 in 2015 and diluted EPS Group share was € 5.44, +36.5% compared to € 3.98 during 2015. Free cash flow reached € 579 million in 2016, +47.3% compared to € 393 million in 2015, materializing a strong improvement of operating margin conversion rate to free cash flow, reaching 52.5% in 2016 compared to 43% in 2015 and in line with the circa 65% 2019 objective. Net cash position was € 481 million at the end of 2016. Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO said: "In 2016, we achieved an excellent performance by overreaching all our financial commitments. Atos delivered revenue growth across all sectors, as well as record margin improvement and free cash flow conversion. Accelerating innovation in cybersecurity, automation, and analytics, mirroring the booming demand from our customers, combined with a rigorous execution of our strategy were the key factors of this success. Our very solid financial performance materialized the alignment of our comprehensive Digital Transformation Factory with rising client needs. With this record performance, Atos' teams have built a unique foundation to deliver our new 3-year plan "2019 Ambition", matching new expectations of our clients, gaining new market shares, driving more profitable growth and cash generation, while continuing to enhance value creation for our shareholders. Indeed, year after year, Atos Board of Directors has carefully designed a Group able to embrace the global digital transformation while offering stronger visibility and resilience in a less predictable environment. We can count on the now tier-one technological profile of Atos, on its very solid balance sheet, and on the quality and dedication of our 100,000 digital technologists to strengthen our leadership in digital transformation and to deliver stronger financials in 2017, the first year of the new 3-year plan." Operating margin: Between 9.5% and 10.0% of revenue. Free cash flow: Operating margin conversion rate to free cash flow between 55% and 58%. positive revenue organic growth and increasing operating margin in a context of successful transition of Atos' customers to hybrid cloud infrastructures Infrastructure & Data Management revenue was € 6,595 million, +0.9% at constant scope and exchange rates. The division continued the transformation of classic infrastructures to hybrid cloud environments. This resulted in positive organic growth, driven by significant revenue increase in transitional and transformation services. New services such as cloud orchestration, growing volumes, and new contracts globally compensated for the decrease in the unit prices, while increasing margin. This trend materialized in the US market which is particularly receptive to our Infrastructure & Data Management end-to-end offering, notably in manufacturing, health, and telco & media sectors. Germany grew in all markets with digital transformation projects for large customers, more particularly Industry 4.0. Asia Pacific also contributed to growth mostly thanks to higher volumes in Financial Services and in Telco, Media & Utilities. During the fourth quarter of 2016, revenue in Infrastructure & Data Management grew by +1.1%. Operating margin was € 682.9 million, representing 10.4% of revenue compared to 8.5% in 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates. This strong improvement by +190 basis points came from the top line and from the successful and faster than planned completion over 2016 of the integration and restructuring of the Unify service activities as well as from continued significant savings throughout all geographies. The successful migration to the Cloud of several customers' infrastructure also generated significant unit cost reductions. steady top line improvement quarter after quarter coupled with better project and workforce management Revenue in Business & Platform Solutions was € 3,194 million, up +0.8% organically. Growth acceleration mainly came from Germany and France increasing in all markets. The division continued to accelerate its revenue trend during the fourth quarter with +1.2% organic growth. Operating margin was € 206.1 million, representing 6.5% of revenue, an improvement of +20 basis points compared to last year at constant scope and exchange rates. The division is implementing a strong transformation plan to further increase its competitiveness and profitability as early as in 2017. high revenue growth led by a strong demand for state of the art solutions deriving in increasing operating margin Revenue organic growth in Big Data & Cybersecurity reached +12.8% at constant scope and exchange rates, leading to € 666 million revenue in 2016. Initially based in France in the public sector and to a lesser extent in Germany, the business was successfully expanded to most of the Group geographies with an increasing contribution from the private sector. The demand for High Performance Computing remained very strong in order to support the growing Big Data processing needs of our clients, as well as for encryption, access management solutions, and intrusion testing solutions. The demand also increased for security operating centers protecting customers on a worldwide basis and 24 hours a day. Operating margin was € 111.9 million, up by +9.7% compared to 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates and representing 16.8% of revenue. The division managed to keep this high level of operational profitability while focusing on top line in order to benefit from the strong existing demand. From a contributive perspective to Atos, Worldline revenue was € 1,261 million, improving by +3.7% organically. On a standalone basis, revenue reached € 1,309 million, up +3.5% at constant scope and exchange rates. Merchant Services & Terminals grew by +7.4% thanks to double digit growth in Commercial Acquiring in Benelux, but also India and Central Europe, and to the dynamic of the payment terminal business. Financial Processing & Software Licensing grew by +4.8% driven by more transaction volumes and customer projects. Mobility & e-Transactional Services successfully sold several new offerings in e-Ticketing and Connectivity Solutions, while, due to the termination of two historical contracts, revenue declined by -2.3% organically. During the fourth quarter, Worldline grew by +3.3% organically and integrated Equens, a leading European player in the payment industry. The first effects of the integration and synergy plan related to this acquisition enables Atos to start 2017 on very solid grounds. Contributive operating margin was € 196.9 million, or 15.6% of revenue, +130 basis points compared to 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates. This strong improvement was led by Merchant Services & Terminals, thanks to volume transaction growth, favorable pricing mix, and a tight cost control. Standalone OMDA increased by +90 basis points, reaching € 258.7 million and representing 19.8% of revenue. A detailed presentation of Worldline 2016 performance is available at worldline.com, in the investors section. In 2016, revenue grew organically in all the Group vertical markets: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation remained the largest market segment of the Group (35% of total Group revenue) and grew by +0.6% organically to € 4 058 million in 2016. In this sector, Atos developed pioneering offerings in Industry 4.0 for manufacturing, digital payments and customer experience in retail, and transportation as a service. Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation revenue growth was led by Germany and South America. Public & Health was the second market of the Group (28%) with total revenue of € 3,329 million, up +3.8% organically. A specific focus was made in 2016 to build new offerings in Digital Transformation, more particularly on citizen centricity for central governments, smart cities and education, and patient centricity for healthcare. Growth mainly came from the Defense area in France and from North America. Big Data & Cybersecurity and Infrastructure & Data Management organic growth was particularly strong in Public & Health (+11.1% and +7.2% respectively), thanks to contract signatures with new logos and add-on businesses with existing clients. Telecom, Media & Utilities represented 20% of the Group revenue and reached € 2,352 million, an increase by +2.1% compared to 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates. Atos built new offerings focused on network infrastructure transformation, digital media, sport digitization with the Olympics, and Smart Grid in utilities. Most of the geographies generated growth in this market, more particularly in the US and Germany. Financial Services represented 17% of the total Group revenue at € 1,978 million, +0.4% organically compared to 2015. In the area of the Digital Transformation, the Group strongly focused on real time, customer-centric business engagement, digital payment transformation and fintech support for banking, as well as smart agility for insurance. These innovative offerings were developed in a fast moving regulatory environment for the customers of the Group. Worldline had a solid performance in that market with a double digit organic growth. While revenue increased by +1.8%, the Group improved globally its operating margin rate by +110 basis points in 2016, +140 basis points excluding pension schemes optimization one-offs. In 2016, Germany, North America, Worldline, France and "Other Business Units" contributed to the Group revenue organic growth: Global structures costs as a percentage of revenue increased by +20 basis points compared to 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates, mostly due to pension plan optimization booked in H1 2015. In 2016, the Group continued to execute its pension schemes optimization plan which resulted in € 41 million (recorded in H2 for the UK), compared to € 74 million in 2015. In 2016, the Group operating margin benefitted from the full effect of costs synergies on acquired businesses. The margin improvement was particularly visible in the main Business Units such as Germany, North America, the United Kingdom, France, and Worldline. The commercial dynamism of the Group was particularly strong in 2016 with a record order entry reaching € 13.0 billion, +16.2% compared to € 11.2 billion statutory in 2015. It represented a book to bill ratio of 111% in 2016 compared to 105% reached in 2015. Commercial activity was particularly strong during the fourth quarter of 2016 with a book to bill ratio of 119%. Commercial dynamism translated into healthy 2016 book to bill ratios in all Divisions. Infrastructure & Data Management book to bill ratio reached 109%. Business & Platform Solutions order entry represented 114% of revenue thanks to several contract wins in UK & Ireland in particular as well as in Benelux & The Nordics and in France. The level of booking was also high in Big Data & Cybersecurity at 130%. Worldline book to bill ratio reached 106%. In line with the dynamic commercial activity, the full backlog increased by +11.9% year-on-year to € 21.4 billion at the end of 2016, representing 1.8 year of revenue. The full qualified pipeline represented 6.4 months of revenue at € 6.5 billion, compared to € 6.2 billion published at the end of 2015. Operating income reached € 813 million in 2016, +38.0% year-on-year, resulting from the following items: Costs for staff reorganization, rationalization, and integration amounted to € 167 million compared to € 190 million in 2015, materializing the strong actions initiated in the second half of 2015 to significantly decrease the level of restructuring. Amortization of Purchase Price Allocation of acquired companies represented €-96 million. The amortization of the equity based compensation plans amounted to €-50 million, compared to €-33 million in 2015. Other items amounted to € 22 million compared to a charge of €-33 million in 2015. They included the gain on the sale of the share in Visa Europe to Visa Inc. for € 51 million, partially offset by a settlement in H1 of an old litigation in Germany. Net financial result was a charge of €-49 million, including the costs of pensions and of the straight bond issued mid-2015. Total tax charge was €-145 million, representing a decreased effective tax rate of 19.0% due to Tax Losses Carried Forward inherited from Bull acquisition. As a result, net income was € 620 million, +41.9% compared to € 437 million in 2015. Non-controlling interests amounted to € 53 million and were related to the minority shareholders in Worldline. Therefore, the net income Group share reached € 567 million, +39.6% compared to € 406 million in 2015. Besides, net income of Unify Software & Platforms discontinued operations benefited from the faster than planned integration and restructuring and reached € 12 million, above the target set at the time of the acquisition and a strong improvement compared to 2015, supporting the € 100 million 2017 EBITDA target. Basic EPS Group share was € 5.47, +36.1% compared to € 4.01 in 2015 and diluted EPS Group share was € 5.44, +36.6% compared to € 3.98 during 2015. Operating Margin before Depreciation and Amortization (OMDA) was € 1,375 million representing 11.7% of revenue, compared to € 1,200 million in 2015 (11.2% of revenue). As planned, total cash-out for reorganization, rationalization, and integration was €-149 million compared to €-238 million in 2015, fully in line with the € 150 million targeted in 2016. During 2016, capital expenditures totaled € 421 million, representing 3.6% of revenue, compared to € 441 million in 2015 (3.8% of revenue). Change in working capital negatively contributed by €-38 million, due to a growing activity in the public sector. It represented a positive €+49 million in 2015 mainly thanks to the optimization of Bull's working capital. Cash-out for financial costs was €-18 million (€-17 million in 2015) and tax paid was €-129 million compared to €-106 million in 2015. Finally, other items totaled €-40 million, compared to €-54 million in 2015. As a result, the Group free cash flow totaled € 579 million, an increase by +47.3% compared to € 393 million in 2015. The operating margin conversion rate to free cash flow, reaching 52.5% in 2016 strongly improved compared to 43% in 2015. Net acquisitions / disposals in 2016 amounted to €-707 million, mainly related to the acquisitions of Unify, Anthelio, Paysquare and Komerçni Banka Smartpay. Capital increase, mostly related to proceeds from stock-options totaled €+28 million in 2016 compared to €+58 million in 2015. As part of the sale of Visa Europe, the Group received €+36 million from Visa Inc. The cash-out resulting from the option for the payment in cash of dividend on 2015 results was €-47 million compared to €-31 million last year, roughly in line with the increase of the dividend per share from €0.80 to €1.10. As a result, Group net cash position as of December 31, 2016 was € 481 million, compared to € 593 million on December 31, 2015. The total headcount was 100,096 at the end of 2016 (including the Unify Software & Platforms discontinued operations), compared to 91,322 at the end of 2015. During the year, 5,200 staff joined the Group from Unify, 1,700 from Anthelio, and 1,200 from Equens, Paysquare, and Komerçni Banka Smartpay. During its meeting held on February 21, 2017, the Board of Directors decided to propose to the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders a dividend in 2017 on the 2016 results of € 1.60 per share in cash, up by +45.4% year-on-year, and doubling in two years in line with the increase of the net Income Group share. Atos' consolidated and statutory financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2016, were approved by the Board of Directors on February 21, 2017. Audit procedures on these financial statements have been performed by the statutory auditors and their audit reports will be issued after the completion of the specific verifications required by French law and of procedures for the purposes of the Registration Document filing. Revenue and operating margin at constant scope and exchange rates reconciliation Currency exchange rates negatively contributed to revenue for a total of €-299 million, mainly coming from the British pound depreciating versus the Euro while the American dollar had almost no effect on a full year basis. Scope effects amounted to €+1,128 million. This was mainly related to the positive contribution of Xerox ITO (6 months for €+553 million), Unify (11 months for €+534 million), Equens, Paysquare, and Komerçni Banka Smartpay (3 months for €+78 million), and Anthelio (3 months for €+43 million). Other effects were related to (i) the early termination of the DWP WCA contract (2 months), (ii) the disposal of on-site services in France (2 months), and (iii) the sale of the Occupational Health business in January 2016 (12 months). Same effects as well as the reclassification of the cost of equity based compensation are reflected in the operating margin at constant scope and exchange rates. Today, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Thierry Breton; Chairman and CEO, Elie Girard, Chief Financial Officer, and Patrick Adiba, Chief Commercial Officer, will comment on Atos' 2016 annual results and answer questions from the financial community during a conference call in English starting at 8:00 am (CET - Paris). You can join the webcast of the conference: Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. This document contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including references, concerning the Group's expected growth and profitability in the future which may significantly impact the expected performance indicated in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are linked to factors out of the control of the Company and not precisely estimated, such as market conditions or competitors behaviors. Any forward-looking statements made in this document are statements about Atos' beliefs and expectations and should be evaluated as such. Forward-looking statements include statements that may relate to Atos' plans, objectives, strategies, goals, future events, future revenues or synergies, or performance, and other information that is not historical information. Actual events or results may differ from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties that are described within the 2015 Registration Document filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on April 7, 2016 under the registration number: D.16-0300 and its update filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on August 4, 2016 under the registration number: D.16-0300-A01. Atos does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation or responsibility to update or amend any of the information above except as otherwise required by law. This document does not contain or constitute an offer of Atos' shares for sale or an invitation or inducement to invest in Atos' shares in France, the United States of America or any other jurisdiction. Revenue organic growth is presented at constant scope and exchange rates. Operating margin is presented excluding the amortization of equity based compensation plans and free cash flow is presented excluding proceeds from equity based compensation. Business Units include North America (NAM: USA, Canada, and Mexico), Germany, the UnitedKingdom & Ireland, France, Benelux & The Nordics (BTN: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Sweden), Worldline, and Other Business Units including Central & Eastern Europe (CEE: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Turkey), Iberia (Spain and Portugal), Asia-Pacific (APAC: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand), South America (SAM: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay), Middle East & Africa (MEA: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Qatar, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, and UAE), Major Events, and Cloud & Enterprise Software. Atos decided, as early as upon its acquisition, to retain only a part of the Unify business. As a result, the Software & Platforms business, along with the customers and the countries that were planned to be managed through indirect channels, have been accounted for as discontinued operations since they are in the process of being disposed. Therefore, as Atos is well engaged in the disposal process for the Unify business it has decided to divest, financial KPIs presented in this document reflect only the business of Unify it will ultimately retain, unless otherwise expressly stated. The forward looking statement regarding the Unify business to be potentially disposed of is also provided separately. In the event that the disposal is not concluded at the latest at the release of H1 results, the business to be potentially disposed of will thereafter be integrated and reflected in the KPIs.


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IRVING, Texas, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Atos, a global leader in digital services, will showcase its end-to-end digital health solutions at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition. With its recent acquisition of...


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Paris, Glasgow, 16th February 2017 -Atos, a leader in digital transformation, has today been confirmed as the first official supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships as a Timing, Scoring and Results (TSR) provider. Glasgow 2018 is an exciting new multi-sport event that brings together some of Europe's leading sporting competitions. Excitement continues to build ahead of Glasgow 2018, which promises to be a new highlight on the global sporting calendar and will build on Scotland's reputation for delivering world-class sporting and cultural events. Starting in 2018, the European Championships will be staged every four years and will combine the existing European Championships of Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon with a new Golf team event. The first edition will be held in a unique sporting partnership between Host Cities Glasgow and Berlin. Atos will provide the Timing, Scoring, Results and TV graphics service for Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics and Triathlon, as well as the TV graphics highlights package for all sports, providing a seamless viewing experience for a potential TV audience of over one billion across Europe. Aileen Campbell MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Sport, said: "The 2018 European Championships provides Scotland with an exceptional opportunity to build on the success of hosting major events such as the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup over recent years. It will help us to further enhance our reputation as a world class venue for international sporting events." Councillor Archie Graham OBE, Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "Glasgow's sporting reputation has never been higher thanks to our international sporting events programme. The European Championships will see us embark on the next stage of this proud sporting journey in partnership with Europe's leading sports. "Atos is a world leader when it comes to providing digital services for major sporting events and has shown time and time again that they can deliver on the global stage. Their proven experience will put Glasgow 2018 in the best possible position to deliver a truly world-class event for athletes and spectators alike." Gavin Thomson, Senior Vice President, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and Big Data and Security UK&I at Atos said: "We are confident that the Glasgow 2018 European Championships will be a great success. Atos was delighted to play a leading role in Glasgow 2014 - an event seen as one of the best Commonwealth Games ever staged." Marta Sanfeliu Ribot, Chief Operating Officer, Major Events, Atos said: "We have delivered innovative IT solutions for the Olympic and Paralympic Games for more than 20 years and once again the digital transformation involved in bringing events like Glasgow 2018 to an increasingly sophisticated worldwide audience is a challenge we relish. Glasgow has an internationally acclaimed reputation for hosting major sporting events and this is another key opportunity to showcase the city, the athletes and the support sponsors involved." Scottish Triathlete Marc Austin, who staged a memorable performance at Strathclyde Country Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games said: "It is fantastic to see a world-renowned brand like Atos lend their name to the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and it confirms how highly regarded this event will be. "The feeling of competing in front of a home crowd at the Commonwealth Games is something that will live with me forever and I'll be working hard to gain that experience again at 2018. The addition of the Triathlon Age Group Championships will create a real carnival atmosphere at Strathclyde Country Park and everyone in the Triathlon community is looking forward to it." As part of the inaugural European Championships in 2018 around 3,000 athletes will visit Scotland for six events (Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon) while a further 1,500 athletes will compete in Berlin as part of the European Athletics Championships. The event will build on Glasgow and Scotland's track record of hosting major international events including the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Ryder Cup and 2015 World Gymnastics Championships. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos is the worldwide IT partner of the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee. The global company has provided IT solutions to the Olympic Games since 1992 and to the Paralympic Games since 2002. Atos was a crucial partner in the digital transformation of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and played a key role in the delivery of the Games Management and Information Systems to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


Atos launches industry-leading Next Generation 9-1-1 solution to improve Public Safety in the US Atos to provide the most scalable and robust NG9-1-1 communication system available in the industry Paris, Irving (Texas), February 20, 2017 - Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces the launch of its industry-leading Next Generation 9-1-1 ("NG9-1-1") solution in the U.S. market. The Atos NG9-1-1 solution will better enable first responders to serve the needs of major cities, communities across the country, and U.S. military bases around the world. Atos brings to the U.S. public safety market a smart next generation IP network architecture, key network elements, and a proven track record in serving some of the most demanding mission-critical environments. "Thanks to the Unify communications technology and expertise, we developed the        NG9-1-1 solution to provide real time access to all media, whether voice, text, or video, to more effectively evaluate and mobilize the right resources to address any form of public emergency", said Michel-Alain Proch, Group Senior Executive Vice President and CEO North America. "Atos will continue to invest to further enhance its carrier-grade switching platform adding increased intelligence, security and resiliency". Atos' NG9-1-1 offering provides the following new innovations: For more information, please visit atos.net/NG911. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.

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